Hindu cousins can marry after converting to christianity

For justice and dignity

NEW DELHI:

 

The Delhi high court has said that cousins born in Hindu community can marry each other after converting to Christianity as it dismissed a plea of a retired judge against his magistrate son who married his maternal uncle's daughter after conversion. 

"Respondents (couple) have rightly converted as per the Section 3 of the Indian Christian Marriage Act. Therefore, after conversion into Christianity the marriage does not fall under the 'sapinda' relationship (which is prohibited under the Hindu Marriage Act)," said Justice Suresh Kait while upholding the marriage. 

Pulling up the father for filing case against his son, the high court recently said, "This type of thinking is spoiling the broad thinking of new generation and at times it leads to honour-killing. 

"If the courts start supporting this type of issues, they would amount to support the 'khap' dictat. The courts are not meant to gratify the feelings of personal revenge or vindictiveness or to serve the ends of a private party." 

The court imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on O P Gogne, currently practicing as a lawyer after retiring from Delhi Judicial Services, for filing "frivolous case" against his son who is a sitting magistrate in a city court. 

"The petitioner (Gogne) being a retired judicial officer should have been more careful while indulging in such type of frivolous case. Thus, he has unnecessarily wasted the time of the courts," Kait said and asked him to deposit the money with the Advocates Welfare Fund, Bar Council of Delhi. 

 

 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Hindu-cousins-can-marry-after-converting-to-Christianity-Delhi-HC/articleshow/9429556.cms



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civil practice

But changing the religion would not change blood,they will still remain sapind.

 
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Celebrating the return of my Aunty

Exactly..

 

Plus it's immoral also.

 

How can someone marry his sister who tied him Rakhi all his life?A brother-sister relation is very sacred.

 
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student

india is n prbbly has gone down in dearth.

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For justice and dignity

The question of parents acting as khap panchayats does not arise here.They are very right.Brother-sister relation is really very sacred.There is a limit to liberty and freedom.If such type of freedom is so very important,then where are morals?

 

Tomorrow a person will want to marry his own real sister,or even his widowed mother,and the society will allow this in the name of freedom.If not,the society is acting like khap panchayat.

 

 
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law officer

Some points we have to understand before criticising any one or any thing.  In India, despite the very strenuous efforts by progressive elements, the "uniform civil code" has not been brought into force.  Religious freedom is given in following personal matters, i.e., matrimonial and property rights.  Hindus can follow their HMA, similarly muslims and christians have been allowed to follow their personal laws.  Now, in Christianity and Muslim personal laws, the prohibited relationship is not just like that in Hindus.  So Hindus are barred to criticise the other sects and should refrain to force their own personal laws on other religiions.  In that way, the judgment delivered by the court is totally reasonable.

Now Sapinda relationship is described and prohibited only in Hindu Marriage Act and Special Marriage Act.  This has been brought only with a very good intention to minimise the genetics related diseases.  Marriage between the near relations will stop the healthy  growth of future generations.  But Hindus are also so rigid that they marry only within their own castes, which is also not a healthy habit.  Hindus never tried to reform themselves to come out of clutches of caste system and their community is also facing the disadvantage by not creating a very healthy and intelligent future generations.  But in those countries, where caste system is not there, the healthy generations are coming.  Now, it is also important to note that in Hindus also, the cullture is not the same.  In Andhra Pradesh and in Tamil Nadu, certain castes are allowed to marry in the sapinda relationship.  Particularly in Andhra Pradesh maternal uncle, aunty's off-spring is a preferable spouse.  If Roshni and Priya abhor them with their north indian hindu culture, they also abhor you with their south indian culture.  So, if you want to point out fingure towards other religions, first you initiate reforms in your own hindu religion, which is not uniform through out India.  Before stopping at this juncture, we have to say our sincere thanks to a sizable group of very progressive elements in Congress led by Nehru and strong revollutionary opposition party at that time, the Communists were the main reason to bring radical changes in Hindu Marriage Act and gave equal status to women in matrimonial matters, i.e., RCR, judicial separation and divorce and maintenance.  But at that time, same radical changes could not be brought in respect of property rights, equal rights in ancestral property, which right finally was achieved only in 2005.   In christianity, certain reforms have been brought in 2002 and now the grounds for seeking divorce have been enlarged.  In muslim religion, much wanted reforms are still awaited.  

 
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Banana Master

the attacks is only on anything HINDU. Again i'll say-" There is nothing Hindu in Hindu marriage laws  or any laws regarding/specific to HINDU".

to show that u r progressive and new generation, liberal minded it is mandatory to curse anything HINDU.

 
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Banana Master

Ms Hema anything hindu means- what is stated in smritis and vedas, not what certain caste follows.

 
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Banana Master

with respect to judge ,it is HIndus who initiate , reformed and continously doing so, regardles of what religious scriptts asked to do.

what Raja Rammohan Roy started still we r following it.

It is anti hindus(insiders) trying to crush us by words and acts. 

they (anti hindu insiders/ back stabbers) can not digest the fact that inspite of 1000 years of slavary still we are thriving. it is only because of reforms within.

r christians allows marriage between brother- sister? what about muslims?

just to show super libral / ultra modern, someday someone may call for mother-son / father-daughter marriage. if resisted they will call us backward, anti modern, anti woman, orthodox, fundamental etc etc etc.....

please ready for that.

do whatever but dont drag HINDU word in it, when doing anything anti hindu. please also change your name as sanskrit names are essentialy hindu.


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For justice and dignity

Originally posted by :Debashis88
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with respect to judge ,it is HIndus who initiate , reformed and continously doing so, regardles of what religious scripttts asked to do.

what Raja Rammohan Roy started still we r following it.

It is anti hindus(insiders) trying to crush us by words and acts. 

they (anti hindu insiders/ back stabbers) can not digest the fact that inspite of 1000 years of slavary still we are thriving. it is only because of reforms within.

r christians allows marriage between brother- sister? what about muslims?

just to show super libral / ultra modern, someday someone may call for mother-son / father-daughter marriage. if resisted they will call us backward, anti modern, anti woman, orthodox, fundamental etc etc etc.....

please ready for that.

do whatever but dont drag HINDU word in it, when doing anything anti hindu. please also change your name as sanskrit names are essentialy hindu.
"

 

 

Well said dear brother debashis

 
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